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Old December 6th, 2013, 18:59   #1
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Default VCDS as non VAG OBD2 scanner

Can my new Hex+Can VCDS cable be used as a generic OBD2 scanner for non-VAG autos?
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Old December 6th, 2013, 20:14   #2
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Yes, for most modern cars. Here is more details on which communications protocols VCDS supports (which works out to be which cars it can talk to).
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.p...0&postcount=11

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Old December 7th, 2013, 02:10   #3
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I have a friend that drives a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. He says that many places have difficulty reading the codes. I hooked my Vag-Com up and was able to determine that his CEL was triggered by a slowly responding thermostat.

So in this application the VCDS did what my generic OBD-II reader wouldn't. It's just another plus for this fantastic tool in my toolbox.
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